We love a deep dive. And our latest try is not only a dive, it’s a free dive! We’re diving into Enneagrams.
In a nutshell...because this dive can be as simple as taking a 15 minute online test...the Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions.
For those who want to dive deeper, you can explore all things Enneagram as deep as you’d like to go. There are endless articles, books and even dedicated Enneagram Instagram accounts to follow and study how your specific Enneagram number interacts with others in business, personal life and love.
The bottom line? We found this try to be fascinating. Laura described it best, “It’s like getting a manual about yourself and learning how you operate in the world and with others.”
For the three of us, knowing we’re a 1, 7 and 9 combo gives us a better understanding of ourselves and each other. We highly recommend you to just try it.
ENNEAGRAM TYPE 1: THE REFORMER
The Rational, Idealistic Type
Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic
Ones are conscientious and ethical, with a strong sense of right and wrong. They are teachers, crusaders, and advocates for change: always striving to improve things, but afraid of making a mistake. Well-organized, orderly, and fastidious, they try to maintain high standards, but can slip into being critical and perfectionistic. They typically have problems with resentment and impatience. At their Best: wise, discerning, realistic, and noble. Can be morally heroic.
Other Ones you might know?
Confucius, Plato, Joan of Arc, Mahatma Gandhi, Pope John Paul II, Nelson Mandela, Margaret Thatcher, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, Jimmy Carter, Michelle Obama, Al Gore, Hillary Clinton, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Thoreau, Martha Stewart, George Harrison, Celine Dion, Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, Helen Hunt, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger!
ENNEAGRAM TYPE 7: THE ENTHUSIAST
The Busy, Variety-Seeking Type
Spontaneous, Versatile, Acquisitive, and Scattered
Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but can become distracted and exhausted by staying on the go. They typically have problems with impatience and impulsiveness. At their Best: they focus their talents on worthwhile goals, becoming appreciative, joyous, and satisfied.
Some other Sevens you might know?
Galileo Galilei, W.A. Mozart, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Amelia Earhart, John F. Kennedy, Malcolm Forbes, Richard Branson, Ted Turner, Suze Orman, Chuck Berry, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Fergie, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Steven Spielberg, Fred Astaire, Cary Grant, Goldie Hawn, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Robin Williams, Jim Carrey, Mike Meyers, Bruce Willis, Robert Downey, Jr., James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Paris Hilton, Larry King and Howard Stern.
ENNEAGRAM TYPE 9: THE PEACEMAKER
The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type
Receptive, Reassuring Agreeable, and Complacent
Nines are accepting, trusting, and stable. They are usually creative, optimistic, and supportive, but can also be too willing to go along with others to keep the peace. They want everything to go smoothly and be without conflict, but they can also tend to be complacent, simplifying problems and minimizing anything upsetting. They typically have problems with inertia and stubbornness. At their Best: indomitable and all-embracing, they are able to bring people together and heal conflicts.
Other Nines you might know?
Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace of Monaco, Claude Monet, Abraham Lincoln, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush, John F. Kennedy, Jr., General Colin Powell, Walt Disney, Gloria Steinem, Tony Bennett, Ringo Starr, Carlos Santana, James Taylor, Janet Jackson, Jack Johnson, George Lucas, Ron Howard, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick, Whoopie Goldberg and Woody Harrelson.